Schofield Sweeney announces five new promotions

Schofield Sweeney announces five new promotions

Schofield Sweeney has promoted several members of staff to new positions, with its first non-lawyer making the step up to associate.

Ann-Marie Keighley is now an associate. She joined in 2014 and since then has led the firm’s marketing and communications strategy, building the brand and developing the firm’s values.

She also manages the firm’s corporate social responsibility programme, helping to raise more than £60,000 for charity and local causes over the years.

Dan Bisby, meanwhile, has been promoted to partner in the corporate team. He specialises in acquisitions and disposals, with a particular focus on transactions within the professional and financial services sector.

Schofield Sweeney has also promoted Duncan Watson to director in the private wealth team. He advises landowners, business owners, and families with significant private wealth on inter-generational succession and inheritance.

Abigail Falshaw is now an associate in the commercial property team while Damian Kilroy has taken up the same position in the litigation team.

Falshaw completed her trainee contract with Schofield Sweeney, qualifying in 2017. She advises clients on acquisitions of development sites, commercial landlord and tenant matters, and real estate finance transactions.

Kilroy has a wide range of experience in insolvency and commercial disputes, often involving allegations of fraud. He regularly acts on behalf of insolvency professionals, private individuals and companies.

Commenting on the promotions, Graham Sweeney, chief operating officer at Schofield Sweeney said: “All of those promoted have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to client service and developing their practice areas. The promotions reflect Schofield Sweeney’s commitment to developing all team members and acknowledging their contribution to client service and the wider business. Well done all!”

Pictured: Ann-Marie Keighley, Duncan Watson, Dan Bisby, Abigail Falshaw and Damian Kilroy
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